Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Faces 

In an attempt to develop a cure for the Phage, a Vidiian doctor captures Torres and splits her into two beings, one being her human side, the other being her Klingon side.

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... Captain Kathryn Janeway
... Commander Chakotay
... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
... Kes
... Lieutenant Tom Paris
... Neelix
... The Doctor
... Lieutenant Tuvok
... Ensign Harry Kim
... Lieutenant Peter Durst / Sulan
... Talaxian Prisoner
Barton Tinapp ... Guard #1
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Lieutenants Paris, Torres, and Durst are imprisoned by the Vidiians. In an attempt to develop a cure for the phage, a Vidiian doctor splits the bi-racial Torres into two people (one Klingon and one Human) because he believes Klingons are immune to the Phage. The two Torreses escape the prison compound, but the Klingon Torres is fatally injured protecting the Human Torres while the Human Torres cracks the Vidiiam computer to escape. Before her death, the Klingon Torres tells her Human half that showing courage makes her death honorable. The Doctor tells the Human Torres, who has contracted the Phage, that she will not survive unless he re-integrates her Klingon DNA. Written by Meribor

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Torres recalls how she believed her father left because she and her mother were too Klingon. In the seventh season episode "Lineage", her emotional crisis is caused by the same belief. See more »

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When human B'Elanna is speaking at toward the end, a silver filling is quite visible in Roxanne Dawson's teeth. Presumably, 24th-century dentistry would be able to hide this better. See more »

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Talaxian Prisoner: Those Vidiian leeches can yank the beating heart out of you - in a heartbeat!
[laughs]
Talaxian Prisoner: Heart out of you in a heartbeat. Now, that's funny!
Lieutenant Peter Durst: Hilarious.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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I like the Vidiian episodes.
5 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, the early episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" are kind of dull. Too many non-corporeal entities, too many holodeck experiences and too few interesting enemies mar these shows. However, a bright spot are the Vidiian episodes, as these evil aliens are truly frightening. So, "Faces" is clearly one of the better shows of season one because it features these icky looking jerks.

When the show begins, an away team of three is kidnapped by the Vidiians. What they do with Torres is particularly interesting, as these sick creatures know a way to separate her Klingon and Human DNA and they now have two Lt. Torreses--one of each. Through the course of the show, Torres learns a lot about herself and learns to appreciate both halves of her--much like Kirk did in the old "Star Trek" show where he was separated in two by a transporter malfunction--creating a nasty and evil Kirk as well as a passive and wimpy one. The idea certainly isn't new but combined with the Vidiians, it makes for interesting viewing.

Two things to note: You get to see Roxann Dawson (Torres) without her make-up which is nice and you get to see another Talaxian--and he's even MORE annoying than Neelix!!


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